Basically Ask isn't a chat site, nor was it really designed to be one. In January 2013, we surveyed thousands of Ask.com Q&A Community members to find out what people love about the place, and where we can improve things. One of the ways in which survey respondents were almost in total agreement? The need to focus more on questions and answers. We agree!
While we love the ability to get to know people in comments, our purpose has always been - first and foremost - to help people connect with answers to their questions. For that reason, we've changed the number of comments that can be made within a 24-hour period, but question and answer limits remain plentiful! We appreciate everyone who took the time to respond to our survey, and we're glad to continue helping the Ask.com Q&A Community be the place that everyone wants it to be.
This isn't a social site and there's a reason social sites are legally blocked in schools. Quit complaining, quit gabbing away online during school hours and pay attention. You just might learn something you need to survive one day.